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Missing Generation Leaves Hole in Fabric of Research

Science  25 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5594, pp. 733-735
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5594.733

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NEW DELHI-- Top fellowships go begging for worthy candidates and outside hires stir controversy as India wrestles with a shortage of talent for leadership positions, a problem triggered by brain drain to the West and compounded in recent years by talented students bypassing science for better paying fields. The phenomenon has also contributed to a graying at the top of the scientific hierarchy.